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  1. I think there is a market, but it's an ever shrinking one. Like I said, I played a few PS2 games on the PS3, but that was very short lived and a year and a half into that life cycle I wanted nothing to do with previous gen games.

    I think that was because the jump from PS2 to PS3 was a big one, especially if you had a HDTV back when the PS3 was released.   I don't think the jump from PS3 to PS4 is nearly as big as going from PS2 to PS3 was.   PS2 games look a lot worse on HDTVs.  The PS2 was built for old school CRT tvs.

  2. I am gonna get slagged for this one...

    I've never played Fallout...

    *runs

    I've never played it until about a week ago.  I'm about 30 hours into it.  It's like Oblivion/Skyrim with a Book of Eli theme to it.

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  3. Is Fallout New Vegas an expansion to Fallout 3 or a stand alone game?  Since Fallout 4 is the new game coming out, I was wondering why Fallout New Vegas wasn't Fallout 4 because I'm pretty sure New Vegas came out after Fallout 3.

  4. I agree with you. Everyone raves about the elder scrolls series and Fallout games, yet I've failed to get into them. And as a playstation owner, the games never seem to be properly optimized to play on the system, and seem unplayable. 

     

    I picked up both fallout games cheap and still have them. Might have to wipe the dust off the ps3 and give them a shot. The question is, should I start with Fallout 3 or New Vegas?

    I'm just starting Fallout 3 for the first time.  I would probably go with that one first since it's the first 3D intro to the series.  Fallout 1 & 2 are 2D.

     

    I would make sure you turn off all of the auto-saving in the options, like save on wait, save on travel, etc....because keeping them on can lead to the game locking up.  I've been playing for about 10 hours and had just one freeze so far.  I thought about starting over because I'm not sure if I like the skills I put points in.

  5. Haha! I know, I know...I'm a terrible person. Fact is I hate Bethesda games....*ducks rocks being thrown*

     

    I still end up picking them up off bargain prices when people keep gushing over them. I think they just aren't my type of RPG. The combat turns me off the most. 

    My biggest issue with Bethesda is their games tend to be extremely buggy and they take forever to fix it, and a lot of times they never fix some bugs.

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  6. For anyone holding out hope for the Xbone exclusive Silent Hills, it's not happening.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/XboxP3/status/604697441447731201

    I'm kind of glad this was a rumor.  I plan on getting a PS4 sometime in the future.  Silent Hills was the one game that would motivate me to immediately upgrade to the current generation console.  If Xbox would've gotten Silent Hills as an exclusive, it would make me 2nd guess about going with the ps4. 

  7. You guys talked me into getting Fallout 3.  I ordered the vanilla version for ps3.  I was going to get the GOTY edition but I read that it introduces a ton of bugs that forces hard resets on your ps3.  I might pick up the GOTY edition on steam whenever it's on sale.

     

     

    I've figured out Witcher. Invest in signs. Heavily. Igni and Quen are amazing. Then just spam the dodge key to keep yourself behind enemies. Don't even bother trying to parry/counterattack(won't even work on most mobs I believe).

    That's how I played Witcher 2.  I invested in a sign build, using igni as my primary attack.  I never bothered with the parry/counter attack.  However, I'm not sure how combat is in the Witcher 3 compared to Witcher 2.

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  8. Haha I read The Stand too. Love Sephen King.

    Anyway, on topic, I think that's how Mass Effect 1 was (very wordy) and i loved it for it. That's what I remember most of the game was the incredible conversations. It was just on another level from standard NPC characters.

    So if the Witcher 3 is like that too, that will be fine with me. I also never complain about too many cut scenes as long as there is enough gameplay to go along it, similar to TLOU. Lots of cutscenes but they drove a beautiful story and were spread out by quality gameplay segments.

    That's a pretty good deal. I'm also interested in the new PGA series and I read it has fantasy courses which hopefully will bring a bit of freshness to the same old.

    I played Mass Effect 1 also.  While Mass Effect had a good chunk of dialogue, it also had a lot of action too which helped balance everything out. 

  9. I do think the Witcher series is too wordy and has too many cut-scenes, but that's just my opinion.  Others might like that.  Don't get me wrong.  I love to read.  I read books all the time.  I recently finished the GoT books and Stephen King's "The Stand", which was 1400 pages.  It's just that with video games, I enjoy playing them more than reading them.  I love Skyrim and Oblivion because while there is a little bit of listening and reading with the NPCs, the dialogue and story is usually concise and not bloviated.  The story gets to the point fast, then you spend most of the time dungeon crawling and exploring.  I felt the Witcher series spent too much time with cut-scenes and dialogue, and not enough emphasis on dungeon crawling.  Again, that's just a personal preference.

  10. I do have issues with the first two Witcher games.  There was a huge difference in combat between 1 and 2, but they were still both clunky.   I also thought the Witcher 1 & 2 were way too story driven, to the point where there seemed to be more listening to dialogue than there was action and exploring.  There were times I spent an hour or two just running back and forth listening to NPCs talk.  I also thought the quest tracker in those games weren't always optimized.  Some quests would still be active, but you couldn't complete them until you did some other random quest.  It was confusing.

  11. Yeah, I like good graphics, but it isn't the #1 thing for me.  Game play is my #1 thing.  I've been playing Oblivion and even though the graphics are bit dated, I'm still having a lot of fun.  I'm kind of getting in the mood to play some Red Dead Redemption again.  Heck, I've been playing some old school Baldur's Gate too.

  12. For those looking forward to The Witcher 3, but never played the franchise before, Witcher 1 & 2 are on sale this weekend at steam.  Witcher 1 is $1.49 and Witcher 2 is $2.99.  So for the price of a burger, you can pick up two good games that will get you familiar with the franchise.

  13. I love games like Metroid.  It's one of my favorite formulas for a game.  I was thinking about re-buying Symphony of the Night at the PS Store.  I don't understand why there aren't more modern 2d side scrolling, Metroid like games, with up to date graphics.   I guess too many developers feel young people who never grew up playing games like that won't buy their games.  I'll have to check out games like Metroid on steam. 

  14. I play my PC games on a big screen with controller *shrug*.

    I wish I could play Diablo 3 on PC with a controller.  That's one game where I prefer the console version over the PC version.  I do have my PC hooked up to my TV, but it is easier for me to use a controller while sitting in my recliner than it is using a keyboard and mouse.  It seems like all the games I play, it's 50/50 on whether they have controller support or not.

  15. Yes, I heard the opening of Bloodborne your character is told to do this just because you know why not.

     

    I think a lot of people miss the fact that these are Japanese based developers. There isn't a lot of American influence on the styling of theses types of games.

    Yeah, with all the Souls games, there's a vague intro that gives you a brief overall theme, but there isn't any story driven progression in the game.  The only story driven game I was into was The Last of Us.  Other than that, I'm not a huge fan of listening to a ton of dialogue and such, especially if it overrides game play.  I'd just rather watch a movie if I'm in the mood to listen to a ton dialogue.

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    I bought Dark Souls at release, got a little ways through it, but with a then toddler (3 yo), it was hard to work in any gaming at the time, unless it was later at night, then it was TV/Movie and bed time.  

     

    Now that the kid is older (7 yo) and is into her TV/game apps on the phone and it's not as scary for her if she wants to watch me play, I should get in more play time.

    Another thing I love about the Souls games is that they aren't story driven games.  You can play a few hours here and there, then log out at a bonfire and come back to it a few weeks later and pick it up right where you left off, because there isn't a complex story to keep up with.  I find the story driven games (which to be honest, I'm not a huge fan of), are more difficult to come back to after taking a lengthy break, because  a lot of times I have trouble remembering the fine details of the story if I haven't played in a while.

  17. I've asked multiple times about this game and everyone talks about how hard Dark Souls was, as if that is a plus.  No thanks.

    Don't let the difficulty scare you off.  I almost didn't give them a chance because of that, but I finally got around to getting the games.  I'm so glad I did and the Souls games are some of my favorite games that I've ever played, and I've played video games since the Atari 2600.  I don't like hectic button mashing games like I used to when I was younger, but the Souls games aren't a "mash your buttons as fast as you can" series.  The pace is kind of slow, so you aren't physically wearing out your thumbs and fingers.  I've beaten all three Souls games on the PS3, Demon Souls, Dark Souls, and Dark Souls 2, so it definitely isn't mission impossible to do so.  Out of those three games, Dark Souls 1 is my favorite.  It's a masterpiece.  Dark Souls 2 is like a hybrid of Dark Souls 1 and Demon Souls.  It's an excellent game, but I like the first one better.

     

    I heard that Bloodborne has increased the pace of the game play and controls compared to the Souls games.  I'm not sure how I feel about that because I loved the pace of combat in the Souls games.

  18. I still think the whole Dan Snyder affect is overblown.

     

    Snyder's problem seems to be hiring the wrong person. Vinny was a bad hire of course, and Allen doesn't look to be much better.

     

    Constantly hiring the wrong people is a fatal flaw that leads to disaster.

  19. I just want to go on record that I am angry.

     

    In essence it has nothing to do with the name of a football team, or racists I've met, or bigots I read in popular media.

     

    I'm angry because I have emotionally abusive and distant parents that didn't prepare me adequately to deal with the **** I would have to face on a regular basis. I'm angry because a sizable majority of my family and community have substance abuse problems and don't have the emotional or psychological strength to pull themselves out of it. I'm angry because I've been asked to explain the apparent inferiority of my people to others that have no idea the lengths historical governments went to oppressing an entire continent of people, so they could prosper and build nations in their own image. I'm angry because there doesn't appear to be any substantive restitution available for these grave injustices.

     

    I am angry about those things; very, very angry. But I don't like expressing that anger because it can consume me, and all I want to do is hulk smash (figuratively) whatever is nearest and that typically is the people closest to me. This last little escalation tempted the hulk to show his ugly head and it took a couple days for me to regain my balance. I think it would be in my best interest to remove myself from the debate for a while to seek an objective distance.

     

    As I replied to Kosher, I'm glad there are people that don't carry this anger, that can find a grain of happiness in this struggle we call life. And all I wish for is that everyone can share in that happiness.

     

     

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